Feed on
Posts
Comments

You are invited to a screening of an Oscar longlisted Ukrainian feature documentary ‘Ukrainian Sheriffs’. Film director Roman Bondarchuk and producer Darya Averchenko will present the film and will be available for Q&A after the screening.  It is a very special film that is currently getting the best reviews in top American film media.

Tuesday, December 6, 7:30pm       Powell Family Cinema

College of Film and the Moving Image

FREE

The screening is co-sponsored by College of Film and the Moving Image with, Office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities, Department of Russian and Eastern European Studies, The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, The Department of Government, and Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts.

“Ukrainian Sheriffs” got the Special Jury Prize in the main competition of IDFA – 2015 (A+). The International documentary film festival in Amsterdam well-known as central documentary world forum and called ‘documentary Cannes’.  The festival record of the movie is great: it was screened at more than 40 festivals from South Korea to Toronto and continues to travel worldwide. TV-premier was on ZDF/ARTE, on Saturday prime-time, in March 2016. ARTE has coverage of 120,000,000 viewers in total.

Ukrainian Sheriffs is a real life story about two local sheriffs and the villagers of a remote village near Crimea, Stara Zburievka. Following the sheriffs on their everyday duties, the story gives us a look beyond the war and the ongoing political events inside the everyday life of the villagers, foregrounding the tension between personal survival and political justice. What was meant to be a film about a few people from the Ukrainian countryside and their everyday struggles, portrays the faith of a whole nation during the turning period in its history.

Here you’ll find trailer of the movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u81rnJG6ym4

Following this links you’ll find news about the movie and interview with film-director Roman Bondarchuk:

http://www.screendaily.com/reviews/ukrainian-sheriffs-review/5097445.article?blocktitle=REVIEWS&contentID=40296

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/ukrainian-sheriffs-idfa-review-846198

http://www.filmkommentaren.dk/blog/blogpost/3406/

http://www.vimooz.com/2016/09/10/ukrainian-sheriffs-ukraine-2017-oscars/

 

We write to invite you to cast your vote for the best photos featured in our “Wes in the World” exhibit, currently on display in our Center for Global Studies (Fisk Hall).  This exhibit consists of photographs submitted by Wesleyan students who studied abroad this past year.

Prizes will be announced Jan 27, 4:30-6:00pm, at our awards ceremony.  By voting, you will secure for yourself a special invitation to the ceremony, and a chance to meet award-winning photographers!

We encourage you to visit the Center for Global Studies, in Fisk Hall, to see the photographs on display.  In any case, by clicking on the link below, you will be able to view digital versions of these works of student art and cast your ballot.

Don’t delay, vote today! We look forward to receiving your vote and to seeing you on January 27, if not before.

Sincerely, Antonio González, Director of Global Studies and Kia Lor, Assistant Director of Language and Intercultural Learning

PhotoContest2

New Teaching Evaluations Update

Wesleyan is implementing a new teaching evaluation form this fall.  The majority of classes will use the new teaching evaluation form, with new questions.  However, a small number of classes will continue to use the old form for a few more terms, so some students will complete a different form for certain classes.  There will be one landing page for all student course evaluations, with a link to the correct form for each course.

Sheryl Culotta, Associate Provost, Academic Affairs

Hey 2017’ers,

 As we get started on this Thanksgiving Break week, I wanted to remind you about a number of things:

1)  The last day of Adjustment is Tuesday, November 22 at 5 p.m.  Make sure to submit ranked enrollment requests for courses you want, and check your credit analysis to make sure that you will not be oversubscribed and will meet graduation requirements by the end of the spring semester.

2) The last day to withdraw from a semester or second-quarter is Friday, December 2, which is the Friday after classes resume. 

Consult with your profs about where you are in each course and talk with your faculty advisor if you are thinking about a withdrawal.  Make sure that it will not put you in an untenable credit situation or jeopardize you completing your major. 

 You can pick up a withdrawal form from my office or the Registrar’s or print one out from the Student Affairs website under Useful Forms.  Get the signature of your instructor and faculty advisor before mine (the class dean signs last). 

 3)  The last day of classes is Friday, December 9, followed by the reading period, with exams beginning Tuesday, December 13 at 7 p.m. and ending on Saturday, December 17.  (Hard to believe you will have finished with your last fall semester as an undergrad at Wesleyan!)

 4)  Housing closes at noon on Sunday, December 18.  ResLife says:

 Seniors living in woodframes:  If you would like to stay in your wood frame house at any point during the break, you must      register by Saturday, December 17, with Residential Life.

 Seniors in apartments or non-woodframe residences:  Students who are approved to remain on-campus are international students, approved winter athletes, or have valid on-campus employment or special circumstances. The only students approved to return for research are seniors working on their thesis, and the application for early return was due on Friday, November 18, 2016.

 5)  Plan now for the last two weeks of classes and finals, and carve out some time over break for reconnection and rejuvenation.  You will need to be ready to go when classes resume on November 28.  After three years of fall semesters, you know how these last few weeks fly by!

 Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns, and know that I am always happy to meet with you.

 Have a good Thanksgiving!  Best, Dean Brown 

 

 

Go to the Memorial Chapel on Saturday  at 6:00PM for the premier performance of the

Women’s Bandura Ensemble of North America.

It will be an extraordinary and moving concert of singing and instrumental music.

The bandura has long been the voice and soul of Ukraine, its strings echoing the nation’s turbulent history.

Structurally, the bandura is similar to the lute and the harp, and usually has around 60 strings.  Please join us!

A COMMON MOMENT FOR AN UNCOMMON TIME

Connecting body, spirit and well being.

DAC COURTYARD in the CFA, 4pm Friday.

As our diverse campus community in a multitude of ways processes the election results, we wanted to offer students, faculty and staff an opportunity to come together for contemplation and healing. We intend to share embodied and mindful practices from the worlds of dance, movement, and music. All are welcome.

Be Well

Rage_Hope_Forgiveness_Poster_rev

PSYC 341:  Psychology of Learning and Memory

Instructor: Dr. Kyungmi Kim, Department of Psychology

Class meetings: F 1:20 – 4:10PM, Location TBA

How is holding in our mind a seldom-­used phone number just long enough to dial it different from our memory for our own birthday parties in the past? Why and how do our memories sometimes get lost? How do our emotions affect what/how we learn and remember? How do culture and language shape our memory for our own past?

If any of above questions interest you or if memory was one of your favorite topics in any of the Psychology classes and you want to more about it, this new course would be a great match.

This course is designed to orient students to the fascinating world of human memory.  Students will gain an in-­depth understanding of the psychological and neural processes underlying human learning and memory. Topics to be covered include, but not limited to, different memory systems and frameworks (e.g., working memory, episodic memory), remembering and forgetting (e.g., phenomenal experience of remembering, various mechanisms of forgetting), reality/source monitoring (e.g., true and false memories), and the influence of emotional and social factors on learning and memory (e.g., social remembering).  Students will explore these topics through critical reading/discussion of theoretical and empirical research articles in the fields of cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience.

Course requirements include weekly reaction papers on assigned readings, class presentation and discussion and a final paper (a research proposal or a review paper).

If you are interested in taking this course in the coming Spring, please do not hesitate to communicate your interests to Dr. Kyungmi Kim via email (kkim01@wesleyan.edu).

 

CAAS Annual Lecture

Older Posts »

Log in